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our mission.

Veterans Community Project is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished by the community for the community.

about us.

Veterans Community Project is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by a group of combat veterans in Kansas City, Missouri who resolved to stand in the gaps of a broken system that left too many of their brothers and sisters behind. 


Their solution to provide critical support services is two-fold:


  1. The Veteran Outreach Center: A walk-in center to serve as a one-stop-shop for every type of veteran facing every type of problem. Regardless of time in service, discharge status, or any other traditional qualifier, VCP is ready to help. Our staff assists Veterans with navigating the VA and their benefits, identification services, mental and physical health referrals, financial counseling, and employment supports among other services. In addition, Veterans can receive hygiene kits and utilize a food pantry. All services are free of charge – all that we care about is whether you’ve ever taken the oath to defend the Constitution.

  2.  VCP Village: Built by Veterans for Veterans, VCP Village is a specialized community of tiny homes combined with wrap-around, onsite services to get homeless Veterans off the street and transition them to permanent housing. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services are facilitated through an onsite community center that provides the Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services.

national expansion. 


VCP has a long-term goal of eliminating Veteran homelessness nationwide. Using Kansas City as the blueprint for achieving similar successes in cities across the United States, Veterans Community Project has officially begun its expansion with the mission of serving 8 communities by 2022. Our first satellite location: Longmont, Colorado.


If you are interested in starting a working group to bring VCP to your community, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to info@veteranscommunityproject.org


Veterans Community Project Audit Report 2019 - 2020

Veterans Community Project 2020 Form 990 



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Hilda Caballero

Staff Accountant

Mathew Davis

Communications and Events Manager

Angela Gum

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Hendershot

Vice President of National Construction


Jason Kander


Sara Loar

Vice President of National Development

Bryan Meyer

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Brandonn Mixon

Chief Projects Officer and Co-Founder

Reid Samuel

Donor Relations and Data Analyst


Chief Canine Officer

Kelly Seward

Director of Communications and Events

Brittney Schmitz

Executive Assistant 

Will Train

Director of Programs

Vanessa Van Goethem - Piela

Chief Development Officer

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Chris Admire

Executive Director

Chris Benjamin

Case Manager

Matt Burasco

Operations Associate

Dylan Chevalier

Case Manager


Jamie Dohlman

Strategic Planning Advisor

MichaelAnthony Meyer

Operations Associate


Vincent Morales

Community Resources Coordinator and Co-Founder

Michele Orpin

Director of Development 

Shana Powers

Case Manager

Joan Slawson

Veteran Support Coordinator

Kevin Vernon

Case Manager

Heidi Whitehill

Manger of Volunteer and Community Engagement 


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Cammy Cadwell

Director of Veteran Support Services

Steven McLaughlin

Case Manager

Paul Melroy

Executive Director 

Liz Mueller

Director of Development

Mark Solomon


Miguel Valdez

Community Engagement Coordinator


Ashley Wallis

Case Manager

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Adam McBride

Executive Director 

Rebecca Tallman

Operations Coordinator